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Abrahamic or Arabian Faith?

Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle
in response to reader comment: Response to Kanhanna

Submitted by raja believer (India), Mar 14, 2009 at 14:03

Hinduism in the first place is not a a religion but a way of life, the final goal of existence being self realisation, the union/merger of the individual consciousness with the supreme. If it is just idol worship it would not have produced so many realised souls over thousands of years. Then Islam can also be said to be a lure to the warring and disorderly arabs of 7th century with pleasures of after life in order to discipline them, by instilling the fear of Allah.

Kanhanna has raised a very pertinent point and it the duty of all those muslims who are bent on proving Quran is the final comprehensive edition on God and his ways, to question their own stubborn attitude. How can the book ignore the avatars, self realisation theory, yoga , reincarnation and the vedic way of life, the rich civilization and a host of other matters which over 50% of the world's population of those days followed. Proper research and introspection is to be done on the subject. Or was it that the people living on the shores of red sea were ignorant of what was going on the other side of Arabian Sea... Asia.


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